It’s release day! :)

The Widow Wager by Jess Michaels

I don’t really feel like it, but in some ways I’m old guard I this industry. I’ve been writing full-time since 1999 and published since 2004. I was around for the very beginning of e-Books and moved through the ranks of traditional publishing. Now I’m finding success I never imagined as an indie author. I’ve been through the “stuff” and I think I’m stronger for it.

But even with all that, every time I have a book out, it is still a thrill! I wake up super early, get online and post all my morning posts spreading the word. Then I get ready (I try to look a little nicer on release day) and start checking numbers and responding to posts from you guys. That’s my favorite time of day because talking to readers makes the whole thing so worthwhile.

Often I get taken to lunch by my husband (and assistant) Michael. Getting out of the house keeps me from refreshing sales numbers for an hour or so, so it’s a good thing. Then another highlight is when I get to do my launch party at my Facebook page. It’s the perfect end to what is often a bit of a long day. After dinner, I do admit, I’ll hit that refresh button, maybe play some video games and hang out with the husband again.

So that will be my day today. I hope you’ll come along on the journey and enjoy The Widow Wager! Happy release day!!

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